Today, we're going to visit Lares, one of Puerto Rico's municipalities. Lares is the pink area in the map.
Lares is a historic city known as "La Ciudad del Grito" (The City of the Shout), because in 1868 it was the place where pro-independece rebels wanted PR to gain its freedom from Spain. It was soon extinguished though. They even had their own flag which many Puerto Ricans now consider a symbol of their wish for independence. This event in PR's history will be celebrated next September 23, with a holiday.
The landscape on the way to Lares is beautiful. You can see a lot of different animals and trees.
The Heladeria Lares is famous around the world because they are very creative and make ice cream of whatever you can think of. For example, rice and beans ice cream, avocado ice cream and many more. Mmmm, all of them delicious!
They had a sculpture of Ramón Emeterio Betances with the flag of Lares.
So, if you come to Puerto Rico, don't forget to visit Lares.
More information about Lares and the history of "El Grito de Lares":